Driver Booster 8 PRO is a life savior for many people. It has a collection of 3.5 million drivers and game components. That means you don’t have to look on several websites for the driver. It is a one-stop solution for all your driver needs. So, today I am going to test this software and then give you the ultimate Driver Booster 8 PRO review. You will know about its features, positives, and negatives.
The Ease of Use
Before talking about the ease of use first let’s see the ease of setup. The installation of the software doesn’t have so many options. After downloading the installer, clicking on Install would begin the installation.
However, it recommends installing other software during the installation. When you click on the install button, it urges you to install Advanced SystemCare, and once the installation is complete, it again asks for your email address. So, you should pay attention to the installation steps.
Driver Booster 8 PRO is extremely easy to use. It has a simple interface; all you have to do is to Scan and then update the outdated drivers. So, there is no need for several buttons. Although, it has a few on its homepage that makes it easy to select between Device Drivers and Game Components. You can easily switch between the tabs and choose the tools that you need.
Driver Booster 8 PRO Features
Driver Booster 8 PRO has several useful features. It even listed some tools that are not included in the software. You will realize when you click on them to use, and then it recommends you to download. The features that are working in the product are essential and useful. Below are such features that I find interesting.
Backup & Restore
Backup & Restore is the most critical feature of Driver Booster 8 PRO. Updating a driver is like taking the blood. It should suit you and match your blood type. If it doesn’t, you could be in a lot of problems.
Similarly, the driver should suit the device; otherwise, it could stop working or behave abnormally. Though, Driver Booster claims that it tests all the drivers before making them available to you. Still, you need to stay cautious.
In case the driver doesn’t suite your device and start creating the problem, the Driver Booster Backup & Restore comes into place. You need to use it before start updating the drivers that why I am listing this feature first.
Backup & Restore allows you to take the backup of all your drivers. So in case of any problem, you could restore them. Although it takes the backup when you update the driver, if you are going to format your PC, then it is helpful. It is best to create a driver backup before formatting your computer. This way, you make sure that you will have the correct version of the driver after the format.
The System Restore section is even better. Whenever there are changes in your system, it creates a system restore point. This restore point helps you to restore your PC in case of any mishappening. Driver Booster automatically creates a system restore points after an update, but you can use it to make double sure.
Massive Driver Database
Driver Booster 8 PRO has a collection of 3.5 million rare drivers and gaming components. If one of your devices is so old and even the official websites have discontinued the driver, then you don’t need to worry. Driver Booster has the collection of such rare drivers. You won’t be forced to stop using the device as the driver isn’t available.
Not just the rare drivers but it also have the collection of latest ones. On my new laptop which I purchased last month, it displays 8 outdated drivers and 5 gaming components. Even on a new laptop, the drivers weren’t updated. Even the primary devices, like Audio and Bluetooth drivers, were outdated. I am impressed with the massive database of Driver Booster 8 PRO.
The drivers are not just the latest, but they are also safe. The Driver Booster only pushes a driver update when it is passed the Microsoft WHQL test. Not only the WHQL but IObit also test the driver on their own. So the driver you download on your PC is crossed with two quality controls. So, there is no chance that the driver you are updating could cause any problem.
Game Boost is nothing but an option to stop unnecessary processes and services. It releases the RAM that is useful when you are playing a game. It is not like that you will only use the Game Boost when you have to play the game. You can use it when you need extra RAM for a task.
For example, if you are editing a video and watching videos in 4K. Such tasks require more RAM, so when Game Boost releases RAM, it helps these processes to run smoother. You can click on the Details to know which process and services it stopped.
The Tools tab lists several tools to fix issues on your computer.
- Fix No Sound tool lets you fix audio problems.
- Fix Device Error corrects device issues. In case something goes wrong you can use it.
- Fix Network Failure tool to repair the NIC and Wi-Fi problems.
- Fix Bad Resolution corrects display devices.
- The latest version comes with Offline Driver Updater, which can update the drivers on the device which doesn’t have the internet. You just have to export the device info and the program would download the required drivers on the device where the internet is available.
- Clean Unplugged Device Data would clean the data of all the unplugged hardware components
- The System Information tool would display full information of the system and let you export it
Value in Terms of Money
Features wise Driver Booster has all the essential qualities. All the essential features that should be in a Driver Updater software is present in the Driver Booster. You might feel that some features are repetitive like Fix no sound, Fix bad resolution, Fix network failure. If you have such a problem, then Driver Updater will fix that by updating the driver. So if you have no sound issue, it will check for sound drivers. It is a useful feature.
You will get all these features at just $22.95. The subscription is valid for a year and works on 3 PCs. In this minor cost, you will get peace without worrying about updating drivers. It automatically updates the best drivers and also boosts the performance of your PC. Currently, you can get the Driver Booster 8 Pro at a discounted price of just $12.95 for 3 devices.
An outdated driver may cost you a lot. Cybercriminals could exploit the vulnerability through obsolete drivers. It could create a huge problem. They might steal your valuable data or can lock your PC and ask for ransom. Also, the outdated drivers could slow down your PC. You should keep the drivers of your PC updated all the time. For this purpose, Driver Booster 8 PRO is the best choice. The Backup & Restore and Game Boost feature is the plus point of this software.
The only thing I don’t like in Driver Booster 8 PRO is the promotion of other tools. Driver Booster promotes other iObit products like Advanced SystemCare Pro, IOBit Uninstaller, etc. It is fine on a free version, but when we paid the subscription cost, it should not use that to promote other products.